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police said he was armed, dangerous and desperate. two state troopers and a federal marshall found him overnight. he had a gun. there was a shootout no officers were hurt, and now a community is breathing a sigh of relief. this morning the man month for 62-year-old floyd cook is over. >> at about the 12:21 a.m. this morning officers called in to post dispatch 15 in columbia saying shots had been fired. >> reporter: police shooting and killing the convicted rapist and robber overnight. >> he brandished a gun. he did have one, andnd shots were exchanged, and cook sustained wounds which ultimately led to his death. the county coroner pronounced him dead at the scene. >> reporter: the search began last weekend after police say cook, who was wanted on drug warrants, opened fire on an officer during a traffic stop neither tennessee-kentucky border. >> shots fired, shots fired. officer down. officer downn >eporter: officer survived.
but cook managed to escape. that same night he got into a shootout with a kentucky state trooper before disappearing again, this time on foot. the fbi and u.s. marshalls joined the search as a school district was shut down for three days. >> kind of weird of us to think that one person could terrorize a community thatt much, one person. >> o thursday authorities say cook approached a home in the berksville area and asked for a ride and residence called police and cook ran into the woods. authorities shut down part of highway 61 and set up a perimeter tracking cook with canine units, night vision and heat-sensing equipment. earlier this week two of cook's known associates were arrested following a foot chase in whitehouse, tennessee and now after nearly a week on the run, police say the threat over. >> this is not just a kentucky state police problem. it was not just a tennessee highway patrol problem. this was a community problem, so it was a collective effort that brought it to a conclusion. >> reporter: so how exactly were
police able to closein? well, a helicopopr was able to detect the suspect's body heat signature which allowed authorities to tighten their perimeter. right now, matt and savannah, investigators here are still processing the scene. >> gabe gutierrez covering that story for us. gabe, thank you very much. another closely watched manhunt, this one in california, came to a peaceful end overnight. kern county deputy edward tuckerr was recorded two days ago escaping from the back of a patrol car after being arrested on drug and weapons charges. >> the 44-year-old managed to slip out of his handcuffs and then carefully open and close the door, all while officers doing paperwork. he was recaptured late last night at home of an acquaintance. moving now to the presidential race and new fallout from week's heated republican debate. the campaigns are planning to meet this weekend to discuss possible changes to future debates, this as jeb bush is insisting his campaign is far from over. nbc national correspondents have
all the headlines from washington the peter, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. this morning the republican campaigns appear to be in full revolt against the republilin national c cmittee aftft major complaints about howow this week's debate was handled and the rnc's role running things. nbc news has now confirmed that the republican presidential candidates will meet, at least that's their plan, this sunday in washington to plot how to fix this debate process. not invited, any representative from the rnc. ernight two surging senators, marco rubio and ted cruz back at capitol to cast their votes against a bipartisan budget bill. >> jeb, i don't remember -- >> reporter: under fire, rubio who defended his attendance record against jeb bush during the gop debate making a last-minute change in plans to appear alongside his rival. >> i can fix it. >> reporter: while for bush the writing was on the wall. jeb can fix it n.new mpshire, with nbc's casey hunt. >> i'm going to have to do what other candidates do which is brutally interrupt, not answer
the questions that are asked. it's going fine. >> reporter: are you having any fun? >> oh, yeah, you saw it. i'm having lots of fun. >> reporter: after losing altitude in the mile high debate, nbc news has learned bush is privately reassuring nervous donors, vowing to improve as a candidate and a debater, and new overnight .s. news" without this 112-page bush campaign internal blueprint adding that marco is a risky bet saying those who have looked into marco's background have been concerned about what they found but the rubio campaign tells nbc news it's been contacting bush donors directly trying to peel them away. cnbc proved to be good business for rubio and cruz, both boasting a spike inn fund-raising. while front-runners donald trump and ben carson keep motoring ahead with trump even complimenting carson. >> w get along very well. laughing at each other each other and winking at each. >> we're talking about fantasy football! >> reporter: and in the wake of chris christie's feisty debate performance, the "new york times" called on the new jersey governor to drop out. overnight christie fired back.
>> i ithe "new york times" hates me that means i'm really getting some place. >> reporter: and nbc news has learned that during a private event with donor_ former president george w. bush tried to reassure his brother's supporters to, quote, keep the faith, emphasizing this campaign is focused on a long-term strategy. jeb bush will get another opportunity try to improve that performance at the next debate. savannah and matt, it's now less than two weeks away. >> all right. peter alexander, thank you. > new house speaker paul ryan says he's not interested in settling old political scores. the wisconsin republican was elected speaker and hand the gavel on thursday, and this morning we're getting a new look or a closer look at his official name plate. >> ryan, of course, is taking over for john boehner. he says he wants to wipe the slate clean and move for a. he secured pledges from house conservatives before agreeing to serve, he was confirmed by a wide margin and nine republicans did vote against him. >> want to talk about two incidents involving passengers planes, first an american airlines flight heading from los
angeles to philadelphia that. flight had to be divert the to phoenix overnight because of an unruly passenger. natalie's got more on that story. >> police say the passenger is not under arrest but he is gettin psychiatric care after refusing to take his seat and making comments about the government and the september 11th attacks. it was a mid-air scare for passengers on an american airlines flight headed from los angeles to philadelphia on thursday. in this video from tmz a passenger can be seen being removed from the plane after his behavior forced the crew to make an emergency landing in phoeoex. shortly after takeoff passengers say the man walked to first class where he stood at attention in military style refusing to take his seat. >> he was angry, swearing and talking about the government was aftete him and he's mad at the government and he's got plans. >> reporter: police say the passenger was also making comments about the september 11th attacks.
>> they were, although alarming in nature, it gave the indication that this person may have been suffering from some type of mental illness. >> chip yates says he and two other passengers subdued the man until he jumped out of his seat again, this time talking to passengers in coach. the passengers joined by three flight attendants finally managed to core rat man, fastening him tightly into a seat. >> we dididt have to drop him onn the floor or anythingike that. when he saw the kind of overwhelming force of all these guys closing in on him, he said okay, okay, okay, and he sat down. >> police have not named the passenger but say he was removed from the plane at phoenix airport and transported to a facility for evaluation. >> a spokesman for american airlines says the plane was refueled and able to head back to phililelphia. >> that's a scaca one. in florida investigators are trying to piece together what caused a boeing 747 to catch fire at plane was taxying to the runway. dozens of passengers were forced to evacuate use emergency slides.
ft. lauderdale hollywood international airport this morning. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: overnight that dynamic air jet was towed to the other side of thee air. it's where a aident reconstruction engineers with the national transportation safety board will begin looking for the caution of this dramatic fire. along their first points of inspection will be a fuel line that may have been leaking. >> after escaping flames and what some thought might be death this morning the 90 passengers from dynamic air flight 405 have a new challenge, finding the courage too climb o o board another flighgh to their original destination, venezuela. >> so scary. oh, my god. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: those fears may be well-founded after the chaos on the charter airline thursday afternoon. >> engine's on fire. engine's on fire. >> reporter: moments after pulling away from the gate, leaking fuel on the left side of
the plane igngned as the plane was still moving passengers scrambled to evacuate. >> i'm like what's happening so i turn around and look in the window and it's like flames all over the turbine of the plane. >> reporter: officials say within six minutes 101 passengers and crew escaped to the tarmac. 21 rushed to a nearby hospital. a 62-year-old man admitted to intensive care with a serious head injury. dynamic air, based in greensboro, north carolina, is a charter airline with a fleet of only five jets. >> we're standing at tango 4. just, there's a big huge puddle of fuel, and it smells really, really strong. >> reporter: one focus. investigation this morning, did the pilot do a so-called walk around, a visual inspection under the belly of the plane and around the engines? >> the in general if therers a fueleleak like this a little bit out of the ordinary, even though it doesn't happen very often, there are procedures in place to make sure that the fuel leak is
handled appropriately. >> reporter: dynamic air executives say they will be working with the federal investigators. their plane is 30 years old, but by airplane standards aviation experts say that is not particularly into old. meantime, there are two p pple who are still in the hosostal this morning but everyone this morning said this could have been so much worse. savannah. >> kerry savders, thank you so much. crews are taking a new approach to deflate that runaway army surveillance balloon that crash-landed in the pennsylvania forest the. it broke away from its mooring in maryland on wednesday and then drifted more than 120 miles. well, now, pennsylvania state police are using gunfire, firing more than 100 shots atreckage to try to help releasee that helium so the balloon can then be retrieved for investigators. for the first time now we are hearing from a young boy who survived a shark attack in hawaii earlier this week, and video of the tear five-game encounter has now surfaced.
here's nbc news national correspondent miguel almaguer. >> reporter: a body border with a goerp row captured this from a discontinues, the10-year-old bobbing in the waves when a shark appears to lung out of the water taking the boy under. >> i was on the boogie board just waiting for a wave and it pop out and bite my leg. >> reporter: from his hospital in hawaii the fourth grader described wednesday's attack. >> one bite, this leg. it jumped on and grabbed me. i kicked it with this leg and then i kicked him in the nose and t tn i didn't pan -- i didn't panic after th >> reporter: body surfing in the warm waters 60 years off the shores of oahu raymond was seriously injured, bitten on his right leg and thigh. on the crowded beach first responsibilitiers rushed him to the hospital, his mother there among witnesses. >> he was pretty strong, i was hysterical. he wasn't. he was like i'm going to be
dotting the beach raymond isn no rush to get back in the water, but this morning this brave 10-year-old is already bag on his field. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. we're getting a few look at the huge biker brawl that left nine people dead and more than 175 people under arrest. now video has been leaked to the media showing bikers at the twin peaks restaurant back in may reacting to gunfire in the parking lot, some taking cover and others pulling out their own clash. >> police say the clash was part of an ongoing turf war between the smaller cossacks club and the state's largest club the bandidos. 500 weapons were recovered after that fight. both the waco police and the district attorney are saying they are did not leak the tape. a grand jury is still weighing possible charges. let's take a turn n n and get check of thth weather, 9 halloween forecast. >> not a treat in texas, more
rain to talk about and right now a ver volatile situation going on. we've got a tornado warning in effect for san antonio. in the broader area we've brought a watch in effect until 12:00 noon and we are look at flash flood watches and warnings that will continue to plague this region, so we are seeing more showers and more thunderstorms. in fact, there's risk for severe weather, 588 to 65-mile-per-hour wind gusts and two-inch hail and the possibility of tornadoes. add to that the heavy rain, look at rainfall today. rainfall rates of up to two inches per hour and san antonio, austin and houston under the gun for that and then as we move on into tomorrow rainfall rates up to an inch per hour moving into parts of the central gulf coast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. earning unlimited cash back on purchases. that's a win. but imimine earning it twice. you can with the citi double cash card. it lets you earn cash back twice. once when you buy and again as you pay. it's cash back
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football coach has been sidelined for praying on the field. this is a decision that is dividing a community. nbc's joe fryer has the story this morning. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savavaah. the schchl district says a coach can not lead players in prar calling that an overt religious public display so the coach was placed on paid administrative lead, but he was allowedto attend last night's game. when the bremerton knights took the field their assistant coach was benched. joe kennedy watched from the stands like any other fan, but in a way he was the one with fans. >> i'm just a guy standing up for the constitution who happensns to believe in god and praise. >> r rorter: kennedy was put on administrative leave for praying on the 50 yard line after games, something he's done for years, ofte joined by players. >> he says if you want to be in he, join me. if not, that's your decision. i'm not going to force you to be in here. it's your total decision.
district learned about the prayers last month it ordered kennedy to stop, citing supreme court cases. the district says students can pray on their own, but it is as constitutional violation of students' rights for a district employee, acting as such, to initiate prayers with students. >> you know the warriors, they minutes. >> reporter: coach abided at first instead delivering a post-game motivational speech. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: and this month he resumed praying after attorneys from a legal religious group said it's okay as long as he's not coercing students. >> he personally expressed their personal faith in prayerr and they voluntarily decided to join him. there's no c cstitutional violation there >> reporter: school system disagreed, putting him on leave, a move applauded by some parents. >> i'm a parent. i'm an employee here. i'm a taxpayer, and it's not okay to use public funds and public resources to showboat your own personal opinions and
sports and prayer runs deep from the pros to high school games, both private and public. >> been doing it for 22 years. i've got to the think that 99.9% of the teams have come to the ceceer of the field afterwards. >> reporter: back in bremerton after the knights pulled off a dramatic victory in the final moments, coach kennedy once again led a prayer, not on the 50 yard line but in the bleachers, not as a coach but as a fan. sglfrmt >> amen! >> reporter: school district says it's offered kennedy a private location to pray that does not interfere with his duties, but he has declined. kennedy's attorneys say that the school district simply hasn't done enough. they plan to take this case to the federal government claiming civil rights violations. savannah? >> joe fryer, keep us posted on it. thank you very much. coming up on this friday morning, an nbc news exclusive, the mother of the victim in that sexual assault case at an elite prep school in new hampshire is speaking out for the first time. natalie will have that
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ominous music this morning. we're getting into the spirit at 7:30. it's a friday morning, the 30th of october, 2015. it's halloween eve, but it's the day of our halloween party on the plaza. our crowd is getting into itit and very soon we will have our big costume reveal coming up soon. >> look forward to it every year. we have something else you want to get excited about also. we're happy to announce that adele will be playing live on "today" wednesday, november 25th. >> oh, my goodness. >> wow. >> the new single "hello" has already generated more than 146 million hits online. her new album comes out november 20th. she's also going to be performing a oneneight only concert at radio city music hall st a block from us here on tuesday, november 17th. for more on how totoet tickets to that, just head to today.com. >> i think i played that song 2 million times just personally.
>> i love it. by the way, you'll be able to see that concert on december 14th recording it for nbc. let's take a look at headlines on this friday morning. a fugitive accused of shooting a police officer in tennessee triggered a massive manhunt, he has been killed now in a shootout with police in kentucky. 62-year-old floyd cook had been on the run since saturday. also, a prominent iranian-american businessman is reportedly being held by authorities in iran. siamak namazi was detained while visiting his parents. the u.s. state department is looking into those reports of the arrest. and ntsb investigators are trying to figure out what sparked that engine fire on a crowded plane at an airport in ft. lauderdale, florida. it hppened as the flight was getting ready to take off. everyone on board was quickly able to evacuate, but one passenger was injured running away from the plane. we want to begin this half hour with a one-year prison sentence for owen labrie, the former prep school student, convicted of sexually assaulting an underage classmate.
his victim's mother exclusively. natalie had a chance to sit down and talk to her. natalie. >> that's right. guys, this is the first time shshs speaking out, and she had a lot to say about what happened to her daughter and the trial that has c csumed their lives for more than a year. >> guilty. >> the dramatic trial brought national attention to an elite prep school and a hidden sexual practice that's been part of the school's culture for years. speaking out exclusively for the first time the mother of the victim told me her daughter never once regretted speaking up. >> it's been excruciating for her, but she just wanted to do what was right. >> reporter: in a tense courtroom owen labrie made one more quiet appeal waiting for the judge to pronounce the sentence. the judge already knew his decision. >> you are sentenced to the house of corrections for a period of 12 months. >> repepter: one year followow
suspended sentence f f the felony of using at computer to lure a minor and labrie has to register as a sex offender. >> this was a sexual conquest. >> reporter: each side made its final appeal to the judge. an impassioned videotaped statement from the victim. we're concealing her identity. >> what he did to me made me feel like i didn't belong on this planet and that i would be better off dead than having to deal with the terrible things that every day were thrown in my direction after doing the right thing. >eporter: labrie's defense counsel. >> the punishment that owen labrie has suffered to date is the enormous for him. he's now known by so many people as the st. paul rapist even though the jury rejected that moniker. >> reporter: trial revealed a ritual at the st. paul's school known at senior salute. seniors ask out freshmen
>> did she not have an idea of really was going to happen? >> her experience was extremely limited with young men and certainly zero with an 18-year-old man. i know s s regrets going. >> reporter:r:hey thought the prestigious prep school was a dream coco true. >> we were an ex-pat family that we're always searching for community. sorry. we just thought we'd found it. >> reporter: in a written statement from st. paul's, we remain committed to teaching our students our core values, that they live honorably, respectfully and never forget to be kind. labrie was accepted to harvard hoping to study at the divinity school. a friend says his faith has kept him going. how does he go on from here? >> he's never even through this whole process once spoken to me about the fact that he thinks
he's going t tgo on to do great things. wanted you to read a statement to us. >> yes. going through this legal process i now understand why victims feel as if they can't speak up. yet i cannot see how i would have lived day-to-day life without telling the truth. >> now, owen labrie was also sentenced up to to seven years on the felony conviction of using a computer to lure a minor, but the judge suspended that sentence during this appeals process which starts now. meanwhile, he had to register as a sex offender as of yesterday. >> we'll have much more on this case, including more of that exclusive interview with the victim's mother that. happens on "dateline" tonight at 10:00, 9 90 central time here e nbc. >> all right. let's get check k the weather now from mr. roker. >> all right, guys. a lot going on right now. we'll start in the pacific northwest where they have some uncharacteristically heavy rain going on for this time of year. already moving into seattle, we
to 6 inches of rain, and as you get into the mountains up to a foot of rain in the cascades. and then we move further down. we've got a big area of high pressure dominating, and so we're seeing our first santa ana winds of the year and we'll have the winds from north to southern california, especially in southern california, where we've got red flag warnings, high wind warnings and wind advisories and gusts of up to 55 miles per hour, and, of course, with that come incncased fire danger, especialal with all this dry weather. that's whahas going on around the country. here's what's happwe got to see more and more sunshine by the afternoon although temperatures didn't respond very well as highs hovered around 50. we'll be a little warmer tomorrow despite the fact that clouds will be increasing. in fact, those clouds could cause some rain showers by late in the day and good chances of rain will be with us friday night. the good news is that we dry our for halloween and warm it up some as we could see the low 60s for highs. the warm-up continues as we will be in the upper 60s to near 70 from sunday into the middle
of next week. >> that's your latest weather. got a lot going on this weekend. you've got halloween, got to turn the clocks back and then you're going to get ready for sunday night "football night in the battle o othe unbeatens, peyton manning versus aaron rodgers. both teams 6 6. it's g gng to be a good one. sports authority field, clear and mild. 60 degrees on sunday night "football night in america." now this message. >> this sunday night football weather is brought to you by nfl mobile. included only on verizon. >> if you have verizon, you have hand. on nfl mobile. included only on verizon. >> how great is that game going to be. >> that's going to be a great game. >> have to stay up late for it. coming up next. are you trying to lose weight
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in elderly patients, number one, and number two there'e' an age-related decline in your immunity as you get older soo now we have two studies that are hypothesis-generating. not definitively saying they do reduce the effect i wasness but it raised the possibility that it can reduce the response to the vaccine which could translate into more respiratory illness. >> this puts people in a pickle. you mentioned if you're older you're more susceptible to flu, more likely to die of the flu and if you're on statins the flu hot is not effective, what am i supposed to do? >> a really important bottom line. given the fact this is the first study that has even looked at this the there's absolutely no formal recommendation that if you are take aggrastatin you should forgo the flu shot, and if you are planning on getting the flu shot that you should stop the statin, nobody is saying that. >> there's a high-dose flu shot. >> and this is incredibly important, approved last year there's a high-dose flu vaccine which is roughly four times as strong as standard dose.
over the age of 65. it does boost the response to the vaccine andlso has a modest effect on efficacy. next topic. >> yes. >> there w w a study that read essentially as i read it low-fat diets don't really work. >> not the headline, not a good headline. >> what are we supposed to take from this. >> this was interesting, actually what we call a meta analysis over 63 randomized controlled trials on all these different dietary interventions. headline red low-fat diets don't work to lose weight. that's not exactly true. the real find some things that low carb diets edged out low-fat diets in terms of weight loss, but real thing was low-fat diets actually do result in weight loss. it's just if you compare them to people who don't make any dietary intervention, that's where they really come out on top. it's kind of like if you think about a high -- put it this way. anything you do to try to lose
it really depends on the individual. if you want to do a low-fat diet, great, that's going to work for you. if you want to do a high-fat low carb diet that's probably going to work for you also as long as you're including exercise, physical activity and all those other things and you stick with it. >> justtith the bottom line, i i you say i'm going to gon a diet, should do low carb or low-w-t. >> seems like the low carb wowos better better. >> the low-carb works better over the low-fat b any diet wi work as long as you stick with it. that's really take yoem. >> dr. natally azar, thank you so much. appreciate it. coming up, carson helps your kids cope with the weekend of trick-or-treating and the big time change. >> trick or treat. >> and an hour selling 18 homes? easy. building them all in four and a halmonths? now that was a leap. i was calling in every favor i could, to track down enough lumber to get the job done. and i knew i could rely on american express
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back on a friday morning, parents have bit of a storm coming up this weekend when it comes to their kids and their sleep schedules. carson, explain this. >> that's right, matt. late night trick-or-treating and also the sugar and the time that we set our clocks back. take a look. got some tips for you. daylight savings time officially end 2:00 a.m. on sunday. good kind, get an extra hour of sleep if your kids will allow that. at today.com we have several ways to help your kids ease into the change. here's a few if you would hike to get start. from nborns to six month no, bighanges needed sell developing their slip rhythm and kids six months to lee years old start tonight by pushing their bedtime an hour later and do that for both days and ages 4 through adult years keep electronics out of sight an hour
before bed. if you do all that and follow the tip little guys like owen here will be able to eat their candy and get their sleep and speaking of candy. >> trick or treat. >> this is the original room. >> trick or treat. >> oh, my gosh. >> has to be quiet. >> oh, here we go. >> trick or treat. >> that's like really asome. >> it works off the air. >> trick or treat. >> very nice. >> a treat for wrangler. >> carson, thank you. just ahead, our fun-filled halloween bash and much anticipated costume reveal live on the plaza. >> you do not want to miss it. we're getting ready, but first a check of your local news and weather. i'm caridee. i've had moderate to severe plaque psoriasis most my life. but that hasn't stopped me from modeling. my doctor told me about stelara . it helps keep my skin clearer. with only 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses stelara helps me be in season.
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plaza is packed, and that can mean only one thing. it's time for our annual halloween spooktaculul. last year we partied like it was saturday night. so what do we have in store this year? >> got to go get dressed. >> what we gonna be? >> the big reveal just moments away today, friday, october 30th, 2015. >> happy halloween! >> the happy halloween, willie! >> it's my 50th halloween birthday tomorrow. >> happy halloween from las vegas! welcome back to "today,"
before halloween literally but this is our halloween day. >> this is our super bowl, our christmas, our thanksgiving. we live for this all year long. >> a lot of great costumes on the plaza, we've got to go get change the. changed. >> i know. >> it's easy for us. we just dress into our dressing rooms and get in the costumes but this is an enormous undertaking for all the people behind the scenes at the show. >> big team effort, our hair folks, wardrobe, makeup, our set designers. >> graphics people as well. >> yeah. >> turning matt into a woman every year, not that easy, not that easy. >> getting easier though. >> it's getting easier. >> is that tradition going to continue, that's the question. if you're celebrating along with us at home, be sure and put your photos up and use the #halloweentoday. we can find them in the orange room. >> our big costume reveal moments away but first sheinelle jones with a check of the morning's top stories. good morning. >> good morning to you. it's a done deal on capitol hill, the senate approving a
despite republican opposition. this bipartisan deal which cleared the house this week, heads off the national default. it's now on its way to the white house for president obama's signature. a nearly week-long two-state manhunt came to a violent end early this morning. fugitive floyd ray cook was in a shootout with officers in kentucky after being discovered hiding along an embankment. no one else was injured. cook was wanted for shooting a tennessee police officer and firing at another. cook's long rap sheet included convictions for robbery and rape. >> coming up in a bit, federal investigators will talk about this now. investigators trying to figure out what caused a fire on a dynamic 767 from ft. lauderdale. the jetliner was ready for takeoff when flames shot out of the engine. more than 100 people on board rushed to the exits to scramble down emergency slides. some ran to the terminal as fire crews rushed to put out blaze the one person was seriously injured.
biker brawl in waco, texas, earlier this year has been leaked to the media. it shows the moment bullets started flying between rival gangs at the twin peaks restaurant. nine people were killed and 18 others were injured. more than 175 bikers were charged with participating in organized crime tiedo capital murder. halloween has come early for some folks in arizona. video captured thursday shows a giant inflatable jack-o-lantern rolling on to a busy intersection, look at this, over cars and across multiple lanes of traffic. strong winds are to blame for the runaway pumpkin. luckily no one was injured but they might have been scared a bit. we can tell you all is well this morning. matt and savannah, back to you. >> thank you very much. coming up next, finally the definitive answer on whether you should refrigerate your bread. >> also. get your finin guesses because our halloween costume reveal bigger and better thananver
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>> right. >> you take the bread out of grocery bag. where does that bread go? goes on a counter or in the counter or refrigerator? >> my little bread box. >> goes straight to my thighs. >> does it? >> guys. >> pantry. >> pantry. >> we put it in the fridge to make it last. >> okay. guess what, it doesn't keep your bread fresh. >> really. >> how dare you, matt lauer. >> it makes it go stale more quickly. >> faster. >> cold makes the starch go back to the crystallized state making the bread hard or steal so tell siri about that. if you want your bread to last longer, purchase whole loaves, not sliced bread for a longer shelf life. >> if you order a dozen bagels and you eat four of them and put them in the freezer doesn't that --
>> why is that different? they don't have the yeast in them. >> you'll learn the way of the bread. if you're one of those people who earn an ice non-fat whipped double latte today.com rounded up the most annoying things us customers do, beside the obvious, extravagant drink requests, not saying hi. >> that's interesting. >> talking on a cell phone. >> rude. >> definitely rude. >> reaching hands into the service area. not being ready to pay and holding up the line. >> pet peeve. >> i've been in long lines and then people come and they are like they say what do you want, oh, like? >> can i be honest. >> a lot of time it's women, and then they start opening up their pocketbooks waiting for the llet. >> whoa! >> did you not think you were going to have to pay for that coffee. >> no! >> wallet right there. >> try to take the wallet out. >> don't even go there. put the pocketbook out and then -- >> you men can never make up your minds. >> no wonder you go with a woman all the time. let me tell you something, matt, enjoy your hate mail, my friend. >> on the couch tonight. >> using starbucks-ese when
you go to like the normal coffee and you're like can i have a venti. >> you know what else they hate? making the machine noises as they are making your coffee. >> i've never seen anybody do that. >> that's a little disturbing. >> all right. now a very important message to all of the weekend trick-or-treaters. please beware and watch out for giant jack-o-lanterns on the loose. >> oh, no. >> take a look at this video, from peoria, arizona. a 350-pound pumpkin broke free from a halloween display. this is not going to end well. tumbling down neighborhood streets for a quarter of a mile. >> oh, my gosh. >> and ultimately landing in a neighborhood park. >> perfect. >> like ghost busters. >> 350 pounds, that's crazy. >> that's a big pumpkin. >> like the military blimp
gone loose. will have its own memes and website. >> looks like mr. kool-aid. >> didn't that happen with an art display ball in the street recently. >> i what happened, what did they do? >> how did it all end? >> it ended in pie, i don't know. >> time for some "pop start," harrison ford revealing details about his plane crash and ariana grande has a new video. hey, carson. >> first up harrison ford reunited with his former "star wars" lover, no, not that one, this one. the actor sat down with jimmy kimmel in yes, a hot dog costume. there's jimmy. he opened up about the near fatal plane crash and the thoughts he had after the engine crashed. >> i take the normal route to land and i knew i wasn't going to do that so i said no. >> good call. >> and that's the last thing i remember until about five days afterwards. i'm told by the doctors that the amount of general anesthetic that i got induced a retrograde
amnesia. >> people do forget stuff like that when it happens, but it's usually in a movie. >> this was not a movie. >> hard to take him seriously dressed like a hot dog, just mustard, no ketchup, interesting. >> up next. got to get this right. up next, leonardo dicaprio, i remember that. take a look at throwback photos. leo is looking good. guess what. that is not leonardo dicaprio. his name is conrad. he's a 21-year-old swedish bartender. >> oh, my gosh. >> and probably does well at his bar. >> those photos going viral because of his uncanny resemblance to the actor and on the comparisons conrad says it's fun to be like him. he's handsome. must be one heck of a last call. ariana grande, her fans got an early halloween treat last night. the pop star dropped her single called "focus" and dropped it one hour earlier than planned. ariana sporting a new platinum
look. take a listen to the video. ain't nobody keep holding us down just come and get it what they say cause i'm about to put them all away >> there you go. that's not ariana grande -- no, kidding. >> what? >> that's what i order as starbucks. i'll have an ariana grande. that's the first single off her upcoming album which is set to be released in 2016. there's your "pop start. >> the that's the weirdest "pop start" ever. >> the whole day is weird. halloween has gone to our head, for sure. >> by the way, the twitter address is @carsondaly. halloween costume reveal straight ahead, but, first, al, a check of the weather. okey-dokey, mr. lauer.
everybody trick-or-treating tonighgh ghost treat, oklahoma, and pupukin center beautiful south carolina, clear skies and some wet w wther in salem, oregon, and we're e oking at pumpkin center california, clear skies, and then we move on into saturday night, actual night of trick or treat, and, again, more wet weather from the great lakes all the way down into the gulf coast. along each coast looking pretty good though heavy rain in the pacific northwest, and you have to watch out for that giant spider. that's what's going on around the country. here'st's happening in your we got to see more and more sunshine by the afternoon although temperatures didn't respond very well as highs hovered around 50. we'll be a little warmer tomorrow despite the fact that clouds will be increasing. in fact, those clouds could cause some rain showers by late in the day and good chances of rain will be with us friday night. the good news is that we dry our for halloween and warm it up some as we could see the low 60s for highs. the warm-up continues as we will be in the upper 60s to near 70 from sunday into the middle
and now let the halloween fun begin. [ spooky laughter ] >> today's costume reveal is brought to you by snickers. this halloweenenothing satisfies like snickers. my heart is a ghoho town my heart a ghost town >> and we're back now on a halloween morning. matt, we're on the air. huh? we're on the air. >> oh, i'm sorry. big news day.
>> that's disgusting. >> thank you. >> you guys are great. >> you never miss halloween, do you? >> i never miss it. >> brings me back. this is typecasting. >> can i just say will you look at carson's hair. >> that's so disgusting. >> wow. >> he's so cute. >> so good. >> very nice. i mean, this is crazy. snoopy, in case you don't know, this is hoda and kathie le. >> woodstock lost all her feathers. >> can't talk. >> doesn't talk. >> all down the block. >> hard to do your show if you can't talk. >> by the way, we should say to pull this off everybody behind the scenes here at the show worked like crazy. on short order. we want to thank them all for a job very well done. >> that's right. you know, it's never easy to transform us, and you might say
nuts, peanuts, that is. >> okay. >> that's the way to go. >> the process of peanutizing our gang takes weeks, or as charlie brown would say ugh. >> i just would love a little more exaggeration. >> okay. >> i want more cartoon feel. >> yes. >> there's a real chafe to these shorts. >> while savannah needed no inspiration. >> i love it! >> matt may have been thinking more like good grief. >> oh, nice. >> i've got the legs to carry this off, i really do. >> okay. >> some of us had to make personal sacrifices for our craft. >> yeah. >> i started out in these. >> like trading in their stylish
stilettos for stability. >> a dead wringer. i mean, tell me when you see this you don't think this. >> yes. >> some of us had to sacrifice, well, our sight. >> i don't even know what i'm looking like. i'm sure it's fine, sir. >> while some of u uwho shall remain nameless seemed to be a perfect fit. >> can you identififwith this character pig pen? >> well, a aarently the people of "today" i intify me as this characacr. i like a dirty boy. >> and then again some of us had to get in touch with our inner tweet. >> this is really unfortunate. he doesn't talk so why did they choose me? >> halloween wouldn't be halloween without a trip to the "snl" makeup lab where we like to say nightmares come to life. >> okay? >> carson and al needed to get plastered and not the good kind. >> it was starting to look more scary mummy than peppy peanuts. >> three more to go to pop this whole thing off. >> and even their tormenter
humor. >> an exact likeness. >> that was something else. that is like being buried alive. >> but the rest of us had our own potential horror shows, wig fittings. you'rereot shooting this, ririt? >> oh, my gosh, i love it! >> oh, god. >> don't look, hoda. >> i saw that character in "amadeus" wasn't it? >> just getting the images. >> he looks like the guy in "shrek." >> just another day at the office. >> all in the name of halloween and a boy named charlie brown. >> so, again, a tribute to all the people who worked behind the scenes to do this. charlie brown, are you charlie brown's brother? >> i'm actually charlie james
brown. >> did you check out al's ears? >> it's amazing. >> you know the funny difference is al did ththwhole plaster maskskyou sat relaxing, and carson d d it and -- >> i w w freaking out. he had a pencil and he was tapping, and the tapping would get further away and i -- i almost ripped it all over. and ripped it all off. i was in a full panic. >> you look linus or yoda. >> matt could go out tonight and be spock. >> by the way, can we just point out tamron needs a pedicure. peppermint patty, those are skanky toes. >> willie's schroeder, not hard for willie to get in character. that actually is willie as a kid. >> he looks like schroeder. >> my natural hair color, me, yellow. >> and take on the tallest guy and cram him with the piano. >> and half of woodstock is in the gutter behind kathie lee there. it all blew off in the f f.
>> so great. >> well, guys, we're going to have much more fun, including we're going to talk about last-minute halloween costumes you can accomplish for your family and then we're going to do a little halloween-themed food, including a candy dip. >> do you ever dress like a man? >> there's billy with the food. much more ahead on our version of halloween morning but first -- >> this is "today." >> one more time. >> stop call me sir, marcy. >> don't call me that, sally, ergh. >> isn't he the cutest? >> oh, good grief. >> where's lucy!
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back on a friday morning, it's all good. there's no grief on the plaza this morning for our peanut-themed halloween boonanza, and i think thihiis the most i've seen this ganget to it in a long time. this is really good. >an't stop doing the shimmy dance. >> we have a big thanks to hand out. >> yes. we absolutely do. our friend of the "peanuts" movie and, of course, the schultz family they have inspired us and for the entire production team making us look as authentic as possible. >> and we have got a great treat for all "peanuts" fans out there. we've got a brand new clip from
"the peanuts" movie opening november 6th. >> it all comes down to this one pitch. let's see if youou can handle my fastball. >> and next week on "today" the young voices of charlie brown and his friends are stopping by. also megan trainor who is here on the soundtrack and will be here for a special performance. also coming up, we'll dive into halloween treats with a peanut theme, naturally, and if you've been inspired by our antics this morning, we'll show you some awesome last-minute costumes that you can throw together yourself. >> but, first, can i just say this is probably a lifelong dream for you. >> oh, absolutely.
>> there is no more bigger "peaeats" or charles schchtz for you. >> my honor was interviewing him twice and this truly is a dream come true. this might be his nightmare. but this is a dream come true. all right. let's show you what's going on as far as your halloween weather is concerned. first of all, hey, got a world series game tonight, that's right. the royals come into citi field in flushing, new york, first pitch breezy, first pitch 58 and last pitch47. breeders' cup in lexington, kentucky, friday sunny high and 56 and saturday late-day showers and temperature about 62 degrees. catch all the coverage starting on nbc sports network starting at 1:00. we got to see more and more sunshine by the afternoon although temperatures didn't respond very well as highs hovered around 50. we'll be a little warmer tomorrow despite the fact that clouds will be increasing. in fact, those clouds could cause some rain showers by late in
the day and good chances of rain will be with us friday night. the good news is that we dry our for halloween and warm it up some as we could see the low 60s for highs. the warm-up continues as we will be in the upper 60s to near 70 from sunday into the middle of next week. >> and that is your latest weather. >> guys. >> all right, big brother, thank you. let's see you don't have a team of say 100 people getting your halloween costume ready? we have a great idea. we want you to join in on our theme. > aylana oakin is the senior lifestyle editor at "buzz feed life" and here with two creative ideas to take you back to the sunday mornings with the comics, aylana, nice to see you. happy halloween. >> thank you guys so much for having me. >> got great ideas that you brought with you today and the nicest thing is they don't take a lot of time. a day before halloween and people can still pull these off. >> exactly. super cheap, all under $25, and they are things you can make around your house. >> okay. >> so first we've got chaie brown, of course.
and so this ys a super@ easy costume that you can make with a yellow t-shirt. all you're going to need is a piece of black fabric, we used on-on material that you can find at any marker. >> even use black tape. >> use electric tape. >> yes. >> and then you have the doghouse. >> of course. so when in doubt be an inanimate object for halloween. snoopy's house which is just a piece of poster board we've hung around her net and add in little lines for sharpie and for the extra touch add a headband that you glue ears on to. >> a little black marker or makeup for the nose. >> eyeliner. >> and you are snoopy. >> thank you guys very much, appreciate it. >> and now we're getting away from the comics and we're bringing back memories ofhose great sunday mornings. >> yes. weweove lazy thingsgs lazy mornings. right here w w have our very own crossword puzzle. buzzfeed just launched its own
crossword so we had an editor make a puzzle. if you want to try it. the middle is -- 10 down. >> a show on nbc, a morning show. >> think really hard. >> called "the voice." >> the beautiful, beautiful. >> this is super easy. again, just a piece of poster board. you can print it out and write it by hand whatever you want and very interactive as parties. >> cute. >> next up everybody's faim favoriteale of the day, brbrkfast. crcrte by drawing with fababc paint, ironon tape, felt, bacons, anything you want to be. >> can't start without a good cup of joe. >> this amazing coffee cup is made out of a lamp shade, something you may have in your garage, or attic. just remove the inner workings and a brown piece of paper and the handle on the top, a piece
nice littledetail add some steam, pab rick paint, what, to a t-shirt. >> really cute and at last minute like that. >> can make these all in an house, i promise, and we did. >> under5 bucks, most portantly. >> aylana, thankkou so much. >> and for didi halloween ideas head to facebook and like our "today" style page. >> coming up next, today's fear factor and we're unwrapping the mystery of mummies, but first on a halloween eve this is "today" on nbc. if you think we can grow our economy while ignoring climate change, think again. america's most innovative companies are already moving to clean energy using existing technhnogy to improveveheir bottom line.
>> we're back now on a friday morning with today's fear factor as we uncover the truth about your favorite monsters. >> nbc's keir simmons is back with one final adventure. keir, that isn't you, it was a the peanuts theme this year. >> well, hello there. how theevil are you? i'm the wee british ghost.
know he's been to egypt to investigate a 3,000-year-old tomb and a monster that will have you screaming mummy! >> we are in serious trouble. mummy movies almost always begin with a group of intrepid archaeologists riding off into the deser to the find a lost tomb. >> look at these high row glifs. >> reporter: well, not exactly. in 1922 an archaeologist and british aristocrat unlocked a 3,000-year-old intact tomb packed with treasure and the mummy of the pharaoh tutenkomon and then mysteriously members of
the first to die was a pet canary, but the next victim was the financier of the expedition, lord canaan, and then one man after another fell to the curse. at least that's how theworld's prprs report it had. in the truth, there was no truth in king tut's tomb. >> spun from the depths of doom. >> reporter: but that didn't stop universal studios in hollywood who had their mummy come to life and take revenge on his enemies. >> where will we find the mummy in. >> don't worry. the mummy will find you. >> reporter: >> the bandaged guy dragging his leg. the mummy is basically a classic zombie >> reporter: ancient egyptians mummified everything, birds, bulls, even cats. >> mumification happened for years. >> reporter: in this temple i i the shadow of the sphinx t ty madedehe royal mummies, a 70-dayay
>> first step must be empty brain from nose. >> reporter: they took the brain through the nose. like a horror movie. >> yes into in the classic universal movies the mummy would cam after you. the trouble with mummies is they are just so slow. you. >> though he moved slowly it required victims to be paralyzed corner. >> reporter: hand now they speeded the mummies up. >> in the recentt runf the mmy films the mummies have more pace. >> reporter: like these mummies, including these on-screen moments. >> mum is. >> reporter: inspired by egyptian mythology. >> egypt, it's full of secrets. >> reporter: and with thousands of miles of desert, that's a lot of places to hide those secrets. can we go back now? excuse me, can we -- can we turn
sweet tweets that goes with our . we are back with a special "today food" to go along with our "peanuts" party this morning. >> this is the owner of rocket bar and grill in chicago. he's got some perfectly peanuty recipes to make this year happiest of halloweens. billy, nice to see you. >> you look fabulous. how you guys doing? >> chicago cubs. >> cubbies. >> we'll start out because we're
peanuts. you're going to do a little peanut butter and jelly french toast. >> and i'm amping up this peanut butter, fantastic. let's talk about ingredients. buttery breech d, peanut butter, cream crease, maple seerp, cream, eggs, concord grapes to sprinkle on top, equal parts cream cheese and peanut butter together and we'll mix that up and get at great creamy butter, almost like a frosting. >> oh, my gosh. go ahead and each spread in some jam of your choice. we're using grape today. use any flanor that you like. >> okay. >> and then you go ahead and do the jam on yours and marry your two sides together. if you wanted y canwitch out the jam forbananas, nutella or chocolate chips, throw that in right now if you want to. >> okay. >> once you get that spread bring those together and make a sandwich which is super easy. >> pop those together. >> you can do this.
>> you'll spread the egg and i'll put some heavy whipping groom with that. >> i don't want to get this on our costume. don't do the that. >> why do you use brioche bread? >> it's buttery and when cooked on the griddle it will have an awesome crust. >> dip thatnto the eggs. >> this is a great thick custard, drop it right in and do that and then you flip this over. this is like -- >> this is like a heart attack. >> no, this is like -- >> nothing low-cal about this. >> get the family red for the big day. >> warming our maple syrup here. can you actually do some crush toasted peanuts in the maple syrup, right? >> this looks really good. >> and we'll drizzle that over our french toa and golden brown on each side a couple minutes and right there. here we go, fresh concord grapes on top and put some maple syrup with the peanut inn it.
>> halloween with breakfast, lunch and dinner. i'll grap one without, do the simple version. >> and then you'll have so much leftover halloween candy. >> really good. >> what we're going to do with that, do a leftover halloween candy, apple dipping station with caramel and chocolate. >> you're melting it all down. >> first you take your candy bars and using snickers and milky ways a just crack them up g.ahead, you guys. star breaking these into pieces. >> yeah. >> and fantastic. yes. or you can cut it up. >> has a lot of aggression. >> has a lot of aggression. . >> and take your apples and skewer them. can i help you right here. a little trick of the trade for the apples is to sprinkle a little lemon just so it doesn't get brown. >> oh, okay. >> and then what you're going to do is take your apple slice, and can you go hot fuge, chocolate or caramel, whatever you want, dip it on in, totally interactive for t kids, switch out pearce, bananas, pretzel
>> i love that you did the apple to make it hehethy. >nd then you have your dipping station, any dip you want. >> looks amazing. >> last but not least we have deep fried candy bars. these are amazing. >> yes. how did you do it though? >> take them and drop them in the fryer and there you go. >> kids won't go to sleep until wednesday which is fanstic. >> you'rentroducing healthy apes and that's small stuff. >> you should try this, not like your figure shows in that dress. >> oh, no, look what happens. >> an m & on your skirt. >> oh,h, goodod >> thanknk you so much. > thank youou so much. >> have you ever tried dipping the fried chocolate bar into the chocolate. >> into the candy of your choice. >> let's make it happening.
about nfl is that they love a capella. a story of green bay packers who became pitch perfect. >> the movie "pitch perfect" premiereded in 2012, and immediately struck a chord with an unlikely demographic. >> mire brother showed me the move, and as movie went on i like fell in love, awesome move, and just like laughing the whole time. >> green bay packers offensive lineman david bakhtari showed his love of the movie on social media caring the eye of the producer actress elizabeth banks. >> he was tweeting about it and i followed him on twitter and he immediately bm eid me they would love to be in the film. >> they were offered a cameo but the packers were nervous about stepping off the field and on to the silver screen. >> well, professionals, you know, in football, but in this we were completely new. >> the and there was one other problem.
>> i would like it to be known how much i detest the pack ersers. >> as a lifelong chicago bears fan, kay canon didn't want to write a part for players from the bears' biggest rival. >> i had this visceral response of like, no, i cannot have this happen. >> despite the obstacles the players took a chance. >> we were terrified going into the filming of this. >> the first day we showed up on settnd we had to rehehese, and theyeyere like, all right. packers, your turn and we were like, what? we were definitely out of our element. >> t.j., can you handle this. >> david, can you handle this? >> clay, can you handle this. >> i don't think they can handle this. >> what they could handle was the glowing reviews from their hollywood co-stars. >> they could do the whole finale nber back to front. >> wow. >> like knew it inside out. >> and they can actually sing. >> they are eat. they are reaeay good singers.
really good. they are really good. . i donon think you're ready for this jelly i don't think you're ready for this jelly because my body is too bootilicious my body is so booty-licious >> well, people don't expect us to really have any other role in laugh so i mean, it just shows ou personality. i mean, people forget sometimes we're human, too. >> strike me down for sayg this, likee actually love them. whathey are doing is like t ty are embracing fun. >> oh, oh, i'm all about this. nobody in this room has loved more tenors than i have, please pick us. >> it reminds us that these big men have a of the sorry side to us and i think that's always a good thing to remind those of us that love football. >> the boys can sing. when they accepted they thought they would have quick cameos but shoot went on for four days with as many as 80 takes on some scenes.
two of the packers songs actuallyly ended up on "the pitch perfect 2" sosodtrack. >> they really are good. >> asking for your stories all season. the deadline a few days away. you've got until this monday to head to today.com/twmf to share your story. if we feature, it you'll get a chance to win a trip to super bowl 50. >> that is so cool. by the way, you know what just happened? snoopy, not that snoopy, not hoda, the real snoopy, has just tweeted about our halloween costumes. look at this. you all look incredible. beagle hugs. >> oh, snoopy. >> thank yoyo >> byy the way, we just want to thank everybody who helped create our halloween koss teams. >> we've got to give credit where credit is do you, philip hegamin, louie zacari and betty rogers and, of course, the "today" show makeup, hair and wardrobe team. >> and for the props on the sthaet "today" design department, our hard working crew, of course, do a great job every day. our friends from the "peanuts"
movie plus amazing graphics and animation team, holly, jason and paul and barryry and mark perricice, all told they wereled it took them 270 hours to do this show. >> crazy. >> speaking of hard work, charlie james brown you're getting ready for the rokerthon 2015. >> attempting to set a new record by doing the weather live in all 50 states. >> yes. >> one weatherman in one week to bring you the weather from all 50 states. >> nice job. >> rokerthon 2, t ting america by storm in theaters nowhere november 6th. >> and we're also using our epic journey to help put food on the table for the folks who need it during this upcoming holiday season. we're working with the folks at feeding america. can you learn more about how to donate to today.com/rokerthon. every dollar raised helps feed 11 meals.
if you're in the new york area, perishable foods right here on the plaza. >> good luck with that. that's a great idea. >> there's a lot more halloween straight ahead. >> that's right. ve a great day. much m organizers of a push to get kids off the couch and into a healthier, more active lifestyle say they're pleasantly surprised with the reslts. the united way young leaders
society held on thursday. "we thought what's a way that we can keep kids healthy , keep kids active. the uned way serves multiple agencies, several of community, so we thought let's reach out to them and see if there's stff that they need," said young leaars society chairman, jeff florke..all this equipment s going to rrally help boost the programs that we do nd really help us be able to get more kids involved, and help them learn teamwork, sportsmanship and how to live a healthy lifestyle," said boy's club chief bensen. the donated items will go to groups that serve youth through united way agencies. here's ben with weather.
this is the year i'm finally going to be able to fly my kite. and what a perfect day for it. i can't stand it, rats! i'm not going to let a little rain discourage me. i'm going to study the meteorological charts, check it out. yes, it's all good. we've got a strong wind coming in from the east, a warm front froro the south meaning a swell in the north and that makes for perfect conditions. this year i'm going to fly my kite with the help from my friends. schroeder, you're a noted musician, you know all this stuff. how do i get to fly my kite this year? >> well, charlie brown,t's all about feeling the rhythm of the ind and the mel if i of the brjeze. it's like a concerto from our
>> oh, schroeder, what a beautiful song. >> oh, yuk, lucy. you're not my truer love. music is. >> but schroeder, schroeder! schroeder! >> marcy, you're so smart, you know a lot ofof things. how can i fll my kite? >> well, charles, if you want to succeed you should study the law of fitsics. read a little newton. galileo, da vinci. >> good grief. >> at least you know about gravity. good luck, charles, my one true unrequited love. >> all right, peppermint patty, you know all about physical activity, how am i going to get my kite up in the air?
listete chuck, it takes raw athleticism, muscle memory. you've got to bulk up. here, try these. aaugh! >> just keep swinging at it, just keep it, and by the way, you kind of like me, don't you? >> i will fly a kite this year. you've stud eat weather. i've felt the rhythm and learned the science and i've got the strength. let's go, trusty kite. come on! >> you can do it. >> you can do it. fly the kite. >> is it over yet? >> dylan dreyer is the kite, ladies and gentlemen. >> i didn't fall. >> wow, it worked for me. >> laid it on there.
>> that went a little too long. >> no, no. >> went cheek to cheek, it was a lingering cheek kiss, thank you, losy. >> my pleasure. >> thanks, losy. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. >> lucy van pelt. >> dylan, how you doing on the skrats out here? >> i was worried this whole thing would fall apart once i started skating but we did it. >> i think we've got some side-by-side looks here at our characters. do we have schroeder first and see how it stacked up. >> that's you as a young child. >> same hair. >> okay. natalie, you and marcy, i think you've got. let's see. >> do we have natalie as marcy. >> there's marcy. which way? >> she can't see with these glasses on. >> al as charlie brown, al, take a look at the camera. >> spitting image.
>> charlie james brown, feel good. >> and tamron as pepperminute patty. i think we kind of crushed it. ou crushed it. >> dylan dreyer as sglit how did i do? >> you were great. >> we want to thank what an unbelievable team we had working behind the scenes to create the costumes over weeks and weeks. we got help from our friends at "snl." our incredible makeup and props show. it was a long process of building these costumes and making us look like these characters, and, boy, we had the their work. >> we have an incredible group of people outthere, too, with great costumes. >> good job, everyone. >> we've got adorable kids, too. we're going to show you those a adorable. >> love it. >> look at that. do we have a picture of them >> the kids, there they are. table. >> say hi. >> more of their costumes coming
up in a little bit. >> so one of our faves this time of year is the team from barack dubs doing it again this time creating a video of president obama singing kill erer. terrorize because this is thriller thriller night and no one gonna save you from the beast >> the amazing. >> all right. >> come on. very nicely done. candy. >> can we get a shot over here. >> oh, my goodness. tell us what your costume is. >> i'm a wet willie. >> i'm a wet willie. >> that's just amazing. >> what are you? >> i'm a willie tree modelled after mindy kaling. those are my two winners for costumes. >> easily, easily.
there you have it. alot of clever costumes. this is not a trick or treatment costumes that are going viral. take a look at some of the ones we found in florida. polk county sheriff's office encouraged people to post photos on their facebook page and 6-year-old presley is a box of doughnuts and is posing with a sheriff. >> amazing. >> amazing. >> amazing, but we can't see it. it's amaze ging. >> the we threw candy at our stage manager, zach. let's just throw candy at samb. >> we're told they are very clever. >> another really good one, i'm told because i can't see it. this one is going viral. this is a guy from chicago named mo klein. he had dress the as aladdin. nowwake a look,k, complete with a flying carpet. it's pretty awesome. >> no way. >> wow. >> that's one of those -- >> that's a great idea. >> that's impressive. >> it's tricky but it's good. >> smart. >> love that.
>> just be careful. >> so the weather looks pretty good today. how is it going to be for trick-or-treating,000 though? >> middle of the country is doses are going to be good tonight and tomorrow. we'll me trick orreat nextt to these beautiful, we've got some of the best looking kids on morning tv rigg here. look at all of them. we've got a cowboy, a little bashful cowboy and look at that. we've got ironman, and a princess. panel. we've got an astronaut and batman, captain america, and a cute. a garden gnome, i love it, a great. i love it. all rght -- and they all happen to be our staffers' kids. there you have it. the only time our staff actually kids. let's show you what's goinin on as f fas your forecast for trick or treat. you're looking at a lot of heavy rain down through the texas area. we're also going to look for lots of spooks and ghouls and
goblins along the east coast that. west coast as well. saturday nightled actual night of halloween, plenty of wet weather again from the great lakes all the way down to the gulf coast and showers in the pacific northwest and the cascades and clear skies up and down the east coast and much of the west coast and we're looking at beautiful spidery weathern the northern plaiis. that's what's gowe got to see more and more sunshine by the afternoon although temperatures didn't respond very well as highs hovered around 50. we'll be a little warmer tomorrow despite the fact that clouds will be increasing. in fact, those clouds could cause some rain showers by late in the day and good chances of rain will be with us friday night. the good news is that we dry our for halloween and warm it up some as we could see the low 60s for highs. the warm-up continues as we will be in the upper 60s to near 70 from sunday into the middle of next week. >> an that's your latest weather. >> i can't get over the kids. they are so cute.
>> amazing costumes, guys. >> look at that. >> i like the little astronaut. >> we'll hang out with more of the costumed kids. also coming up next, i wouldn't touch this guy's beard if he were the last man on earth. we find out what's going on under will forte's chin? will. it's all in good fun. we'll talk to him about his hit show right after this. you tuck here... you tuck there. if you're a toe tucker... because of toenail fungus, ask your doctor now about prescription kerydin. used daily, kerydin drops may kill the fungus
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mr. forte, good to see you, sir. >> good to see you. >> so we've got our costumes but it turns out the hit costume of this year's halloween is the will forte. i think we have a couple of fans who preview what had they are going to look like as they go out trick-or-treating. that's apparently a will forte costume. >> dead wringer. >> last men on earth. >> those are the most handsome costumes i've seen, no here. >> none taken. >> so fun to see stuff like that. it's like when you hear -- when a band like goes and hears their song on the radio for the first time. the first like -- that's very cool for like a sketch comedy guy to -- to see somebody dressing up like you. it's a big honor. >> well, speaking of your beard, you were on "the tonight show" last night and they actually did a little bacteria test on the beard, is that right? >> yes, they did. >> i think we have a clip. >> take a look. >> the first one is called
pseudomonas, a bacteria found in soil and dirty sneakers. will, you tested positive. >> staphylococcus, most commonly found in trash cans. i think you know the answer to this, will. you tested positive, buddy. look back. >> what have you been doing to get that in your beard? >> i have no idea. i keep a reclean beard. i just think they are minute particles of everything all over the place and my beard just happened to catch some. the good thing was the main one, i'm not even going to say what it is, but it was not in here. so that -- the only one that i really cared about. >> good. >> is not present. >> yes. >> so this "last man on earth,"
what's also fun you is get some great cameos and guest stars on this show. >> yeah. it's been very fun, you know. we -- we have such a good time writing the show and -- and luckily we've been able to lure some people over to be a part of it. >> concept of the show was very cool. was it your idea? >> my idea with the two other guys. is guys chris miller and phil lord who did "21" and "22 jump street" and did the lego movie and does the han solo movie. >> they are okay, too? >> they are doing okay? >> so i understand you also recently took the cast, the whole crew on a retreat. was there some funny business that happened there in. >> it was so much fun. mary steenburgen hosted the whole group of cast and writers at her place. oh, that's us. there we are. >> that's great. >> so much fun. >> what a beautiful place. >> and she did everything to a
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halloween once was known as all hallows eve. >> a night when spirits came back to visit the living. >> and ghosts are synonymous with halloween. >> so perhaps it's only fitting we sent dylan dreyer to an old ghost town to try to find some. >> and i think we might have. that's at least what i felt there. we headed to a town frozen in time 30 miles south of the california state capital. there's definitely something strange in the neighborhood. we didn't call ghost busters but we called the true from travel channel's "ghost adventures." >> pulled me down these stairs here. >> what's wrong? >> they travel in search of spirits most of us would like to avoid. >> i call it the city of ghosts. >> 11 seasons spent hunting for ghosts here at home and around
the world. lead investigator zach along with aaron, bill and jay, four guys who don't fear the paranormal. they go looking for it, and for one day i geared up to go with them. >> this is it. this is all there is. >> lock, a chinese farming town established in the early 1900s. >> so is it still up and running? is it kind of a ghost town? what is it now? >> it's kind of a ghost town. it is a ghost town literally. >> a man was killed over a gambling dispute inside this building, an old casino and opium den that's now a museum. our mission, to connect with the vic victim or his killer. >> how do you feel? >> my heart is already racing. i mean, when the sun was still out i was okay with all of this, but now that it's dark it's just a whole different feel. >> the old casino was pitch black, but we were equipped with devices specially designed to
first, using an audio device that turns energy into words. >> what do you want from us? i'm going to put this on the table. >> i just put this on the table. >> a bet on the blackjack table was a good start but we continued our quest for more evidence using a structured light sensor camera and an audio device called a spirit box to talk to the casino killer. >> come on, george, we know that you murdered chris. >> i -- i just saw a stick figure thing over on that. >> are you serious. >> did you just show yourself to dylan? >> i did. >> three strong signals in less than an hour is rare, even for the ghost adventurer's group who wanted to take a close look
this is an nbc news special report. here's matt lour and savannah guthrie. >> good morning everyone. nbc news has learned the white house is about to announce a shift to the u.s. military strategy in iraq and syria. >> we understand this will mean more troops involved on the ground in that region. let's bring in richard angle. richard, good morning. tell us about this change and it sounds like it's an acknowledgment what we've been doing in syria and iraq is not working. >> reporter: the white house is calling this a shift and we're expected to hear from the white house shortly making this announcement. others, however, will call it a significant change. first of all, it involves sending a small number of americans special operations forces into syria. that means american boots on the ground in syria working with local partners.
in the past the u.s. has only been advising and assisting from afar mostly through air strikes. more fighter jets will be sent here to turkey conducting more air strikes against isis. a a-10s are already here and a-15s are on the way. action will be placed in northern iraq to assist this campaign against isis. when you look at it altogether, there are three significant announcements, all of them involve deeper u.s. military engagement on the war on isis. >> thank you for that. stand by there. >> let's go to nbc's nick. what are they saying at the
pentagon? >> matt, after more than a year of yearly 8,000 air strikes against enemy forces in both iraq and syria, the best that senior military officials can say is that the fight there against isis is at a stalemate. the overall plan is just not working. training and equipping iraqi forces, syria rebels has not proven to be a breaking point. they need a game changer. they're going to be far more aggressive in terms of the special forces operations on the ground. military officials will tell you you cannot win a war with air strikes alone. you need some boots on the ground. the white house says these are not boots on the ground, this is not a change but in fact, it is a change for a more aggressive strategy and effort to defeat and destroy isis which afterall is president obama's goal. >> before you go, i want to go over these numbers again. richard angle is saying not to
these are special operations forces, will they be fighting alongside serian rebel groups? >> that is still unclear. they will indeed be fighting along with kurds as they did in iraq just a little more than a week ago in which the army maeser sergeant was killed. not clear they will be fighting side by side with the serian rebel groups. there's still a lot of gray area and doubts about exactly who you may be fighting with when you're on the ground in syria unless, of course, it's the serian kurds. >> all right, thank you. >> let's go to the white house now. kristin welker is live there. this president has not wanted to be more involved in these conflicts finds himself once again sending more troops into these dangerous areas. >> reporter: and that is the key point here. the white house trying to down play this announcement. we do not anticipate we'll hear
his press secretary will address the media at 12:30 today. this is a shift in policy for a president who wanted to ramp down the wars in iraq and afghanistan and were called just a few weeks ago president obama said he was going to leave a larger troop presence in afghanistan and now for the first time troops in syria. we'll hear more. we're announcing the white house plans say there's going to be an enhancement and shift in strategy that will involve more
>> we're going to be hearing jeb bush was a very strong governor, probably the strongest governor in the history of the state of florida. he was a young guy and i think there were some folks in the legislature that thought they might be able to run over him. that didn't happen. one tax cut wasn't enough- he had to do more. it wasn't enough to have 15,000 kids with school choice in florida, he wanted to have 100,000 kids. if he didn't like a project, it was going to be vetoed. it didn't matter if you were a republican. it didn't matter if you were his best friend. he said: 'this is where we're going, this is how we're going to reform state government...' every politician comes in talking about making change, and generally there's not much change. but governor bush made a lot of changes. he got the nickname veto corleone. if he saw something in the budget that he thought violated his conservative principles, you could guarantee it was gonna get whacked. he vetoed a bunch of my stuff and i was the senate president. the message to washington, d.c., is 'get ready...' because there will be change.
there's a fire alarm recall to tell you about. sure signal said its heat-activated fire alarms could fail to work due to defect i was fuse. the guy alarms were made between 2004 and 2005 and sold under the brand names detect master guard responsive and thermal link. check the consumer product safety commission website. walmart is getting a jump on the holiday shopping season. starting this sunday it will offer discounts on thousands of items, including toys and electronics. walmart says it's cutting more focus on online deals year and promises more price rollbacks online than you'll find in stores. meantime, target says will switch to christmas decor and products on sunday, but it's not offering any special sales just yet. and it's almost time to fall back. daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. this sunday and that's when clocks are turned back one hour. most phones and other smart devices do it automatically. it's also a good time to replace batteries in smoke alarms and co2 detectors.
hour of sleep. so which movies inspirit most halloween costumes this year? "star wars," tops, of course. a tally of online searches finds that consumers made twice as many for "star wars"-related costumes than they did for "frozen" characters which was raft year's number one search. followed by the loveiable minions, "frozen" "again and "maleficent." career builder calculated which sites would fare best after a zombie apocalypse, freedom fighting boston comes in first, the rankings are based on things like number of first responders, military personnel, food resources and access to weapons. kansas city where it's common to stockpile for emergencies is ohio. cities judged by, by the way, least likely to survive the zombies are new york followed by tampa and los angeles. so there you go. al, i mean, charlie.
>> i don't buy that. new york, come on, we've gotsome business on the subway now. really? this halloween markets 65th anniversary of one the greatest traditions going for trick or treatment it's trick or treat for unicef. the original kids helping kids campaign raised more than $175 million for children in need around the world. karen stern is president and ceo of unicef. good to see you. >> or should i say little red riding hood. >> good to see you too. >> ironic we did peanuts "peanuts" and you guys are featuring the "peanuts" movie on the unicef box. >> 65th anniversary of unicef and 65th anniversary of the "peanuts" comic. >> i got a candy bar. i got a rock. so what are you hoping to accomplish this year with the money you raise? >> well, you know, there are more kids on the move right now than in any time since the world war ii pier. we really are in dire straits in terms of what we need to save
children this year and we're hoping gets get out there and they not only have some fun and they help us have other children around the world. >> can they get the boxes? >> trickortreat for unicef.org. if you don't already have your we got to see more and more sunshine by the afternoon although temperatures didn't respond very well as highs hovered around 50. we'll be a little warmer tomorrow despite the fact that clouds will be increasing. in fact, those clouds could cause some rain showers by late in the day and good chances of rain will be with us friday night. the good news is that we dry our for halloween and warmrmt up some as we could see the low 60s for highs. the warm-up continues as we will be in the upper 60s to near 70 from sunday into the middle of next week. >> and that's your latest weather.
>> the top grossing scary movies of all time including "the paranormal franchise" insidious" and "the purge". >> and is out with a new game show called "hellevator" and we took a ride on a version of that elevator this morning. >> good to see you. >> you're single-handedly sleep. just the trailers send me under the bed. other than having a weird foot fetish because you keep commenting on my feet. >> i have costume envy, i was going to be the wicket witch and they got the nose all wrong and now i have no costume. >> do you have a thrill to scare people? >> love to scare people, whether in movies, sometimes we have haunted houses and any possible way i love to scare people. i don't know why. i was a problem child. >> yes. >> you and m. knight, both such
charming pleasant guys and then you have this darkness within you. >> well, a little known fact about people who don't understand horror movies think sets of horror movies are dark. the sets of horror movies are more fun than any other genre. people who love horror have fun but people who don't don't have fun. >> what scares you? >> a movie that bombs is what scares me. >> good answer. >> tell us about "hellevator" and where did the concept come up in. >> i've always loved game shows and trying to scare people in a different way. this is the first one that we've done, when i heard the title i thought "hellevator" is the a challenge show. we put people in an elevator and each level it goes down there's more things that scare and disturb them. >> oh, my gosh. it's'sso frightening. >> tamron has volunteered to go and be on the show. >> this is good news.
>> no, you guys go without me and write me. >> let's bring in two your colleagues, jen and sylvia. >> the hosts of "hellevator." >> the ladies, how are you. >> thanks for having us. >> i saw you earlier, i had no idea what you are here for, who are these two. >> we just throw this on every morning. >> i was a little creeped out, thought it was some of our crowd who constitutional amendment into the studio. who are these people. >> you love the genre and you love scaring people? >> this is everyday outfits. >> this is ourwardroro. >> wewekept showing up at one house until theyey gave us a job. >> please, we just waited,d,no, too twiny andthen finally. >> well, i think we've got the clip. >> yeah. >> we didn't know this was coming. >> wow. >> let's see how it turned out. >> i'm not going in there first. you go in there first. >> what is this? >> no, seriously. >> i don't like this at all. >> i don't trust you. >> okay, okay.
>> what is happening? >> take me. it better not -- >> you're my protector, al. what is that? >> i don't know. >> okay, come on. >> not funny at all. okay, stop. >> welcome to "hellevator." yyr nightmare beginsns now. >> all ririt. stop it! >> okay. >> my turn. >> that was really -- i'm still freaked out a little bit, i will admit. >> okay. here's -- >> full disclosure. >> we don't typically have fearn in the elevator so you walked up. >> you were a little suspicious. >> off the bat. >> the i don't understand why there's not ferns always in the elevator elevator. >> the the producer is like get in the elevator and i'm like i'm not getting in there. >> and five people are already
laughing as you walk on and they know -- >> this was a practice. the show is scary for real. there's no fun on the hoe for goodness sake. >> oh, my gosh. >> and no ferns in your ellators. >> there's lots of blood but nn ferns. we had to keep it g-rated for you guys. >> okay. >> thanks, ladies. the show is "hellevator" can't wait to see it. >> coming up next how hall wood is celebrating halloween. yo look, the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol.
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well, hello there. let's kick off the weekend in style with a special halloween fix." a new kardashian we've never hang on. take a look. it's actually ellen. yes, ellen unveiled her epic costume to tease her halloween episode and she's going as other kardashian, the other lesser known karla with a kk and the emmy winner had an unual tradition of forcing her executive producer to go through a haunted house and he brought reinforcements with "modern family" star eric stonestreet and hilarity ensued. >> this is more props. >> oh!
>> i'm throwing you down in a second. >> daylight. not scared in the daylight. doesn't bother me. daylight! not startling! not scary! >> i will keep you from getting your zag card. >> not scared in the daylight. braver than i am. okay, but ellen isn't the only kardashian getting into the halloween spirit. kim k posted a heartwarming photo of her little north and her niece penelope dressing up from the princesses in "frozen." those weren't the only costumes the little ones have worn this season the just a few days earlier kourtney posted an adorable picture of herself and superhere osh. the reality star looked flawless in her wond woman consues and her three case mason, penelope and rain all wore their superhero costumes and northwest decided to go a different route flaunting an adorable unicorn down there in the bottom and can't wait to see what they wear tomorrow night and even though halloween isn't technically until tomorrow that26 has not
stopped the stars from strutting their spooky stuff all week long. lindsay lohan and johnham as a hamburglar and john stamos as a sexy kehl and bonus points that's josh peck who plays his son on the show "grandfather the "dressed to match him. very cute there. halloween also came early for sierra, the boyfriend quarterback russell wilson had a halloween-themed party. she complemented his batman costume with catwoman and beyonce was there, kelly rowland, all dressing up for the big day. seemed like that was a birthday party no one will forget any time soon there. you have it, peppermint patty edition, i can't feel my feet when i'm with you and up next halloween treats that you can
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of halloween treats or as i like to say ahloween treats. i've got a devil in a blue tress with me in the kitchen this forge from "family circle" magazine. creepy cake ideas a are no trick and all treat. >> devil in the blue dress. >> thanks for having me. >> start off with a frankenstein case and these are the ingredients, oil and milk and cocoa and all the other accoutrements. >> the idea was that all of these cakes were super easy to make. you can do them last minute. >> yes. >> so they all start with a basic devil's food boxed cake mix. substitute a little bit of butter milk and water to make it richer and then you bake it according to package directions 8 inch rounds. >> the magic is the frosting. >> yes. >> so we've got this the butter cream forthing dyed green for frankenstein, so we just want to smooth it a little bit.
it helps, you know, make it extra smooth here so just do that a little bit until you're sort of, you know, nice and smooth. >> all right. >> so then you want to start with his hair. so if you want to grab a piping back here. chocolate ganache frosting fitted with a flat tip, and you dined of want took around and here and fill in. >> one of the tips too. >> homemade ganache frosting. no one is going to judge you if you buy store bought frosting. >> no judging on halloween. >> you do the face and you use the little candies here. grab these guys, white chocolates with mints. we'll start and pretend here and
his eyes are very wide apart. >> and then you've got the green gumdrop for the nose and if you want to grab a twix, these are the bolts. >> i want to go on record i'm not a fan of candy corn but that said -- >> i'm on board with you. here this is chocolate ganache and this is butter cream. one and a half cups. we'll put the original in here and you'll put the yellow gel in there. that's two dash2/3 cup so mix that in. the colored frost and the same colors as the candy corn. once that's all mixed up, you'll transfer them to piping bags with star tips. >> charlie brown, you forgot your gang.
>> this is "today" on nbc. there it is, the full "peanuts" game, matt lauer again this year in drag. >> that's it. >> lucy, look at charlie brown. >> oh, how is the head holding up in. >> i've got a vapor lock happening right now. >> ready to take that off. >> oh, boy. >> and your wig, too, right. >> yes, yes. >> you're going home and letting your family take the kids.
like it never happened. >> dare i ask you what's happening this weekend on "today." >> charlie brown, as much as i enjoy being your kite, we have our own halloween planned for "weekend today," a whole set of different costumes, a surprise and a very special guest star, too. i don't even know who it is so make sure you join us saturday for extravaganza, carson and willie here as well. >> there is no contest but we wanted to see the costumes of all the kids and the hoe is only early. >> be sure to be here.
you make a fantastic and organizers of a push to get kids off the couch and into a healthier, more active lifestyle say they're pleasantly surprised with the reslts. the united way young leaders society held its first sports equipment drive on thursday. "we thought what's a way that we can keep kids healthy , keep kids active. the united way serves multiple agencies, several of them serve the youth of the community, so we thought let's reach out to them and see if there's studff that they need," said young leaders society chairman, jeff florke. "all this equipment is going to really help boost the programs that we do and really help us be able to get more kids involved, and help them learn teamwork, sportsmanship and how to live a healthy lifestyle," said boy's club chief professional officer, eldon bensen. the donated items will go to groups that serve youth through
this is a special halloween edition of "today." about kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. wake up! what are you guys doing sleeping? you've got a show to do! you've got to do the chat. i don't care if your characters can't speak, you signed a contract with nbcuniversal, a corporation and its affiliates, newsworthy show content. figure it out!